Northern Coal & Dock Co. v. Strand
278 U.S. 142 (1928)

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Northern Coal & Dock Co. v. Strand, 278 U.S. 142 (1928)

Northern Coal & Dock Co. v. Strand

No. 41

Argued October 23, 1928

Decided December 10, 1928

278 U.S. 142

Syllabus

1. The work of a stevedore whilst engaged in unloading a vessel at dock is maritime in character, although it consumes but part of his time under his employment, the remainder being devoted to work ashore. P. 278 U. S. 144.

2. A stevedore having been killed while at work on a vessel at dock unloading cargo for the consignee, the cause of action against the

Page 278 U. S. 143

employer for the death was governed by the Merchant Marine Act -- the stevedore was a " seaman " within that Act -- and the state compensation law cannot apply. P. 278 U. S. 145.

193 Wis. 515, reversed.

Certiorari, 276 U.S. 611, to a judgment of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin sustaining an award under the state Workmen's Compensation Act.

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